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The other day my midwife told me I'll need to get one 'around 30 weeks', and then after the baby is born (if the kiddo is in fact rh+).
Side note: I also found out from all my blood tests that my rubella vaccine is 'fading' and I have to get another one of those after I have the baby too!
So many needles!
I actually got the first rhogam shot when i was around 8 weeks, then I am supposed to get another one at 28 weeks and when the baby is born, if she a different blood type than me then I will get another one :/ Rhogam shot hurts tho!!
Depends on the situation.
I had one when they did my amnio (15.5 weeks) because i'm O neg, husband is O pos.
From what they told me at the doctor's office, they only last a few weeks so I will have to have a second around the 28 week mark (as previous posters mentioned) to protect me during the delivery. Then if the baby is pos, another after birth.
Frankly, it's not a big deal at all. Small shot in the butt, relatively small needle, it just has to go in a little slower than your average shot because it's a thick serum.
If you've ever had a depo or progesterone shot, it's about the same thing. Piece of cake.
I laughed when they gave it to me and said "seriously, that's what all the fuss is about? I've had more pain stubbing my toe."